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Atlanta vote recount could give city its first white mayor in decades

Keisha Lance Bottoms won the Atlanta mayoral election, but the vote is being contested.
Keisha Lance Bottoms won the Atlanta mayoral race, but there could be a vote recount. Photo: Getty

Atlanta's mayoral race is likely headed for a vote recount, after Keisha Lance Bottoms won the election by just 759 votes.

Why it matters: Bottoms, an African American woman and a Democrat, would continue the state's trend of having an African American mayor since the mid-1970s, per AP. But if the recount ends up giving Mary Norwood the victory, Atlanta would have its first white mayor in more than 40 years and its first Republican mayor since 1879.